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at the united nations making very clear what america national interests are, and i think she would have been a great secretary of state. she will continue to work at the u.n., where her credibility is very high and she's very close to the president. >> would it have been possible for her to overcome the objections raised by senator mccain and others? >> i have no way of knowing. i think that she and the president must have made a judgment -- and she said it that it was a distraction. and there are an awful lot of things going on. and i -- i'm really sorry that this has happened because she would have been great, and she's wonderful and she doesn't deserve as a human being, she does not deserve the attacks that were made upon her that were false. it was really outrageous. >> first she was sent out on the sunday talk shows to talk about something that was really not in her purview, that was really secretary clinton's responsibility about what happened in libya. and then number two, she was never even nominated to be secretary of state and she's withdrawing her name. di
that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: public outrage over the massacre has also emboldened members of congress to challenge the power of the gun lobby. >> the political power is much like the wizard of oz. they're bullies. and what's most important is, they really don't represent their membership. the members are overwhelmingly in favor of responsible use of guns and responsible rules. >> reporter: feelings are running very high after this tragedy. of course, there's been a lot of talk of a turning point. the president today will announce that he's putting vice president biden in charge of a process to look at possible new legislation. but, look, change doesn't happen quickly in washington. there have been about a dozen attempts to bring back the assault weapons ban. they've all failed in congressional committee. and the national rifle association spent $17 million this year to influence legislation and public opinion. it'll be looking out for its interests long after the outrage subsides. charlie, norah? >> bill plante, thanks.
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